Hounslow Council appointed STC Energy to undertake bureau services for their corporate estate. Part of the service includes monitoring of the solar panel array and storage facilities at Western International Market. This £2m scheme conducted by Hounslow Council involved the installation of 6,000 solar panels on Western International Market and is the biggest solar scheme carried out by any local authority. Hounslow are also the first council to adopt battery storage to maximise the power from the panels. The 1.73 megawatt array of 6,069 panels and four 60 kilowatt lithium batteries system now generates half the site’s required electricity. This solar power system will contribute 2% of the council’s carbon reduction target, cutting emissions by more than 780 tonnes a year. It has been estimated that within the first year, an overall saving of £255,000 is expected.